A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“The only way to curb the deer population is by reducing the food available to them—not by cruelly killing them.” — PETA general counsel Jeff Kerr, advocating brutally starving deer to death rather than hunting them to control the population.
“People are afraid if they don’t get a pistol permit now, they won’t be able to get it later.” — Rensselaer County, N.Y., Sheriff Patrick Russo on greatly increased pistol permit applications before the election.
“The name of this proposal is misleading. Universal background checks are not ‘universal’ because criminals will never follow this law. Criminals get guns by breaking existing laws.” — Maine Gov. Paul LePage, voicing his opposition to Question 3 on the ballot this November.
Proposition 63 will do nothing to stop violent criminals from having guns and ammunition, and will be very costly to law-abiding citizens who want or need to purchase ammunition for recreation, home defense and competition. — Six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode in an A1F Daily feature on California’s Prop 63.
“The Second Amendment, based on its plain language, the history described in Heller and common sense, must protect a right to armed self-defense in public.” — Ramona Manglona, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, on her recent ruling.